Trades company in the UK? Are you sure that you comply with Health and Safety regulations? Do you believe that because you are a small company some of the regulations don’t apply? Then read on…
Our exclusive health and safety for trades UK package gives your business all you need to start your safety journey and peace of mind that you have a trusted safety partner in your corner.
We can also assist with Accreditation such as CHAS, Construction Line, Safe Contractor etc.
Not having up-to-date risk assessments, health and safety documentation, and an appointed person … can put your business in a difficult position.
You may not be able to tender for large contracts… slowing down your growth and limiting opportunities.
And if an incident happens, involving an employee, contractor, or a member of the public, you will be investigated by the HSE to prove that you had considered the risks and could be fined and prosecuted.
Would your business be able to survive that?
Is it worth the risk? When a cost-effective solution is available from Safety for Trades.
Any trade business in the UK has to prove that they have considered the risk for each job – without it, you may be prosecuted by the HSE. But, consideration of health and safety for trades UK is much more than simply avoiding prosecution should an incident occur.
Sometimes though, it’s what those companies think professional health and safety for trades UK cover will cost that stops them.
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The company contacted us for help after they had a number of serious incidents which resulted in the HSE visiting them. This activated a fee for the HSE’s intervention process and cost them thousands!!! That wasn’t the worst of it!
Unless they could demonstrate they were taking the situation seriously and putting the right people, processes, and procedures in place, they were looking at, prosecution, heavy fines, and a possible custodial sentence… and would struggle to get insurance, inevitably lose work, and possibly be forced out of business completely.
We got straight on the case, visiting them, auditing what they already had in place (it didn’t take long!) and reviewed their processes. We also looked at the specific incidents which had taken place.
Our findings showed that they had no appointed person. If, and when, risk assessments had been carried out, they were not adequate. And their documentation was poor, where it existed.
We offered them solutions, assuring them we could help support and protect them.
We carried out an initial GAP analysis.
We reviewed and supported them with risk assessments and the creation of their Health and Safety policies and documentation.
We also provided training.
The HSE are satisfied that the company now has all the correct controls in place and are taking health and safety seriously. Whilst they have signed this off, they will still visit the company to make periodic checks that everything is being complied with. The company’s legal team and insurance company are also now happy everything is in place as it should be.
Over and above all of that, the company now has a safer working environment, has seen an increase in productivity, and has a workforce who are happy to be there. We have built such a solid relationship with them, that they actually pay to have extra monthly visits from us to ensure there’s nothing they could be doing better! Outcomes like this are exactly why we love our jobs!
The general construction industry (trades) has the second highest rate of workplace injury and a significant rate of work-related ill health. (Source: Labour Force Survey annual average estimate 2081/19-2020/21)
What if someone falls off a ladder, trips and falls into foundations, gets a limb caught in machinery… all these things happen daily, and the company has a responsibility!
The HSE takes health and safety at work extremely seriously and will fine and prosecute companies who do not comply to regulations.
Accidents can and do happen. Usually when least expected. If an accident occurred in your business and you were prosecuted, could your business survive?
You would lose workers, potentially lose contracts, and would almost certainly lose your good reputation.
It is increasingly important that trades businesses take their responsibilities seriously. With good workers becoming harder and harder to find, apprentices are a source of gold. But you will not be able to employ apprentices without the correct health and safety in place.
We are part of Prohas Limited, the UK based, ‘go-to’ health and safety consultancy. The team are highly qualified and extremely experienced in working with businesses small and large. However, they would have to admit, they particularly enjoy working with trades.
Because of this we know what you need to ensure you are compliant and to help you through any adverse situations which may arise.
The package contains everything a small (1-10 employees) trades business requires to operate within regulations and to enable them to operate safely, take on apprentices, and tender for large contracts should they wish to.
The Prohas Team have been working closely with us for our Health & Safety needs for the last few months and have provided an excellent service to date. In our ever changing industry, Prohas are on top of all the guidelines and have been able to arrange training and courses to ensure we provide a service which is over and above the normal industry standards. Many thanks to you all.
Fantastic service from Richard and the Safety for Trades team! Highly recommended.
The Safety for Trades team have supported us with risk assessments, method statements, policies and a number of E-Learning courses. As a busy electrician it’s important that not only we have the correct safety measures in place, but we have advice on hand when required.
To comply with Health & Safety at Work regulations and Fire Precautions (Workplace) regulations, an employer MUST appoint someone competent to ensure compliance to health and safety duties. We can be that appointed person on your behalf.
Receive access to our discounted E-Learning Suite covering all aspects of training from Safeguarding to CSCS Green Card.
We create your Health and Safety Handbook for your company. This provides the key information on the dos and don’ts and what is required of employees and of you as the employer. From general safety, fire safety, PPE, accident reporting, to driving policies and drink and drugs policies, this handbook ensures you remain compliant, and everyone knows where they stand and what the correct procedure is.
With our Online Portal, members will have access to a portal which will hold all of the required Health and Safety Documentation; such as Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Toolbox Talks.
Each member will receive an annual compliance review.
Prohas will ensure you are kept fully informed with any Health and Safety updates issued by the HSE & Government Guidance.
If there is anything you need to be aware of, such as changes in legislation, we will notify you as quickly as possible through our safety E-Mag.
We are here to support you. Queries, concerns, help with incidents… just email us.
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